Did you know that if your 18-year-old son received a nude photo of his 16-year-old girlfriend from her via cell phone, your son could be charged with possession of child pornography in Texas? This behavior is called “sexting”, an increasingly common phenomenon that can have devastating consequences for teenagers and young adults.
Houston Criminal Lawyer James Sullivan aggressively defends teens and young adults accused of online solicitation of a minor, possession of child pornography, sexual assault of a child, juvenile sex crimes, prostitution and related sex crimes. James Sullivan believes that one mistake should not ruin a person’s life. His goal is keep the charge from affecting your son or daughter’s future.
Call Houston Criminal Attorneys James Sullivan and Associates at (281) 546-6428 for a free initial consultation.
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What is Sexting?
Sexting involves receiving or sending a sexually explicit photo of a child younger than 18 via a mobile phone. Even if your adult son or daughter consented to the sexting, he or she could end up in jail and be forced to register as a sex offender for the rest of his or her life. In addition to alerting the public about the sex offense, sex offender registration will impact your son or daughter’s ability to get a job, travel freely and to live in certain areas.
Houston Criminal Online Solicitation of a Minor Defense Lawyers
Online solicitation occurs when one knowingly solicits a minor (a person who represents himself or herself as younger than 17 years of age) for sex over the Internet. This can include social networking sites, chat rooms, e-mail and text messaging. Even if your son or daughter were just role playing, engaging in a fantasy, did not intend for the meeting to occur, the meeting did not occur, he or she can be charged with a sex offense.
Most people and even some grand jurors understand the difference between a teen making a bad decision by flirting through technology and an adult possessing child pornography. However, if the teen is 18 years or older, Texas law does not distinguish the two. Because your teen’s future is at stake, it is essential that you fight the charges.
Contact a Harris County Sex Crime Lawyer
Harris County Criminal Lawyers James Sullivan and Associates have defended thousands of clients on serious felony cases, including sex offenses.
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James Sullivan attended the Trial Lawyers College founded by Legendary lawyer Gerry Spence and was invited to join The National Trial Lawyers organization. Sullivan has a proven record of defending people from all walks of life, faiths and countries in courts throughout Texas.
Contact James Sullivan & Associates for a free initial consultation at (281) 546-6428 about your felony or misdemeanor sex crimes charges in Harris County (Houston), Montgomery County (Conroe), Fort Bend County (Richmond), Brazoria County (Angleton), Galveston County (Galveston), Matagorda County (Bay City), Waller County (Hempstead), Washington County (Brenham), Liberty County (Liberty), Chambers County (Anahuac), Jefferson County (Beaumont) and throughout Texas.
If you need an experienced Houston criminal trial lawyer to defend you, call James Sullivan at (281) 546-6428.